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New network connects RPAS pilots, Flight Reviewers in Canada

An online drone Flight Review network is launching in Canada. It aims to make things easier for drone operators seeking a Flight Review, where a Transport Canada-endorsed Flight Reviewer observes proficiency with flying and quizzes the pilot about airspace and other safety regulations.

A couple of important pieces of background here. The first is that drones in Canada are referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, or RPAS. So we’ll use that terminology in the story. The second is that I have a personal interest in the website I’m about to describe because I’m one of the people behind it.

Let’s take a look.

Transport Canada

The federal Transport Canada department is analogous to the US Federal Aviation Administration. TC creates and enforces regulations around airspace, among many other duties. In Canada, there are a couple of different certificates that need to be obtained if you’re flying a drone weighing more than 250 grams.

The first is a Basic…

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Source: dronedj.com